MOORESVILLE, NC (WBTV) - A construction worker on I-77's toll lane project was arrested Monday after he allegedly pulled out a gun during an argument with a coworker.
Officials with the Town of Mooresville say the incident began when 24-year-old William Lee Power, of Statesville, began making fun of a co-worker while they and a third worker were on break at a local store.
When the three returned to work, Powers and the victim got into a heated exchange while still in a vehicle. That's when officials say Powers pulled out the gun. The victim then got out of the vehicle and left the area with the other co-worker.
Police said Powers never actually pointed the gun at the victim.
Officers responded to the scene and found the gun hidden in a bag in Powers' pickup truck. They say he didn't have the proper concealed carry permit for a firearm.
Powers was arrested. It is not clear what charges he is facing.